A Psychology Student's Dilemma

by Gawayne M.C.
(Brooklyn, NY)

Photo Credit: Julia Manzerova

Photo Credit: Julia Manzerova


My name is Jane. I'm in my junior year at Long Island University in NYC and I will be graduating in 2012 with a bachelors in psychology. My long term goal is to eventually become a forensic psychologist, but I'm unsure as to how I should go about become one, once I've received my bachelors.

What line of work could I get in to with a psychology degree? Should my line of work be closely related to forensic science, law, psychology, or all three? I would basically like to know the PROGRESSIVE steps, in terms of work, I should be taking to get to my goal.

Any insight on my dilemma will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

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Hi Jane,

Professor Christopher Cronin wrote an excellent article for the website which you might want to take a look at.

The Study & Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Comprehensive Review

There is also a forensic psychology careers page on the website that you might find useful (see following link).

Forensic Psychology Careers

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